Ruffini has been acting as the director of TV2000, a television network of the Italian Episcopal Conference before being appointed the new prefect.
Hewas born in Palermo, Italy on Oct. 4, 1956, Ruffini graduated in jurisprudence from “La Sapienza” University of Rome.
He has been a journalist since 1979, and in 1986, married Maria Argenti.
He has worked in the press: Il Mattino of Naples (1979-1986) and Il Messaggero of Rome (1986-1996), the radio: Giornale Radio Rai (1996-2002), Canale Gr Parliamento (1998-2002), Radio 1 (1999-2002), Inblu Radio (2014-2018), and the television sector: Rai3 (2002-2011), La7 (2011-2014) and Tv2000 (2014-2018).
He has received various journalism awards and has taken part in numerous study conventions on the role of Christians in information, ethics of communication and the new media.